Lockdown helped Comer get back to full strength
By John Harrington
Galway footballer, Damien Comer, believes the Covid-19 lockdown earlier this year has done his body a lot of good.
His 2019 season was ruined by a broken ankle that took longer than expected to heal than expected, but the enforced break from the game earlier this year gave Comer the opportunity to rehab the joint back to full strength.
“It's as good as normal, as good as can be,” says Comer. “Lockdown was actually a blessing because coming into the early League games I'd only got my last surgery last November to get to the pins taken out of it so it took me about eight weeks to get back on the pitch after that. It was the middle of January before I was on the pitch at all.
“When that happened I was playing the first two or three League games and I wasn't confident with kicking or anything so just over lockdown I was getting up here to the primary school, to the pitch, kicking balls and doing runs and stuff. It probably was the bit of the break that I needed in order to get it fully right so that was one of the positives from it I suppose.”